Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support System

Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support System

Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support System

Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support System

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  • For 2000 & 4000 Pro Stabilizing Systems
  • For HD-2000, HD-4000, XR-2000 & XR-4000

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Glidecam GLSSH overview

  • 1Description

Glidecam's Smooth Shooter System is designed to be the first truly affordable professionally inspired camera stabilization system. Designed to work with Glidecam's existing 2000 and 4000 Pro units, as well as the HD-2000, HD-4000, XR-2000 and XR-4000 units. The Smooth Shooter is the perfect solution for the prosumer video camera weighing up to 10 lbs. Running, going up and down stairs, and even shooting from moving vehicles is all possible without camera instability or shake.

Simply attach a compatible unit to the Smooth Shooter's patented Dyna-Elastic arm, you will be able to achieve the type of tracklike footage you've always dreamed of. The distribution of weight across your whole body (instead of just in the arm) will allow you to shoot for extended periods of time.

Track-like Imagery
Glide effortlessly over rough terrain, giving your footage the much needed edge clients love.
Dyna-Elastic Arm
Lightweight and Strong, the Dyna-Elastic wields two high-carbon alloy springs capable of holding camera loads up to 10 lbs. The Smooth Shooter's arm can be moved up and down, absorbing vertical shock, which results in ultra-smooth camera movement.
Inter-X-Change System
Changing springs is easy with the Inter-X-Change System. The Arm can be set to use one or two springs, capable of holding 9 and 18 lbs. respectively.
Smooth Shooter Vest
The adjustability of the Smooth Shooter Vest ensures it will fit almost any body type. The vest makes sure weight is distributed evenly across the whole upper body, resulting in less fatigue. The quick release buckles allow for quick and easy removal, while the seven-panel seat belt strapping guarantees a tight fit.
UPC: 674330558885
In the Box
Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support System
  • Glidecam Support Vest
  • Dyna-Elastic Arm
  • Stainless Steel Arm Post
  • 6 x Steel Weight Plates
  • Hardware and Operations Manual
  • Docking Bracket
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Glidecam GLSSH specs

    Construction Aluminum, steel, carbon alloy springs
    Vest Glidecam Smooth Shooter Support Vest
    Arm T6 Aluminum Dyna-Elastic Arm
    Arm Boom Range: 14.75"
    Head Assembly/Top Stage No
    Quick Release No
    Docking Bracket No
    Dovetail Plate No
    Gimbal Free-floating, precision Gimbal
    Dynamic Spin 360-degree panning and tilting
    Post Telescoping (no tools required)
    Monitor Not included – optional
    Battery Not included – optional
    Battery Mount No
    Optional Accessories Glidecam 2000 Pro or 4000 Pro
    L4-PRO 4" Active Matrix LCD Monitor
    VBP-12LCD Battery Attachment (to power LCD monitor)
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Warranty 90-Day
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 18.5 x 14.0"

    Glidecam GLSSH reviews

    Smooth Shooter Support System is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product from Glidecam! At first, I purchased the Glidecam 2000 pro for my dslr. While it improved my shots it could not compare to the sturdiness that the smooth shooter has provided. I shot a music video in Soweto, South Africa, yesterday and did a piece walking along a rural road within the township and the shooter handled it all. It makes the experience of filming more enjoyable for me as it allows me to focus more on directing and aesthetics and not worry constantly about the steadiness of the shot. I do however wish that the product came with an additional accessory; a carry case. It can be problematic on location. Thanks!
    Date published: 2011-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but is not 100% compatible with Devin Graham Gildecam I bought this to go with the Devin Graham Glidecam. It works except that the weight plates they give you are made for the HD4000 (The smooth shooter system includes 6 rectangle steel plates (4''x7'') for the purpose of adding weight to the sled.) Consequently, if you want to bring up the weight of the sled+cam to 18lbs to use both springs and get the rig as stable as possible (as recommended by Glidecam). you cannot do so since there is no way to attach these plates to the DGSS Glidecam... When contacted, they said they would modify the retaining bolt for the sled, but still haven't herd back from them.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great job by Glidecam I have been using glidecam 2000 pro for one year trying to keep shots as smooth as I could by hand held. This system allows you to rest from this stress and pay more attention to movements. Another training is necesary to users who are used to hand-held shots, but the results are incredible fast. I use a small camera so I had to increase the weight by using the provided steel plates which are really usefull. The more heavy the system is, the more stable it will turn out. I havent found anything wrong, but training is the most recomended way to learn how to operate it, and theres no trick in mastering it but practising all the time.
    Date published: 2008-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from does the job and does it well I have only used this product a few times, but I like it. Its construction is solid and I can see how it will work beautifully with some experience on my part. Although it sure takes a lot of stress from hand holding the steadycam unit itself, it does still place a lot of stress on the back. After using it for a few hours my back is exhausted. I mention this without knowing if it is something I am doing wrong (i.e. the way I'm standing or holding t) and I think the skimpy instructions are at fault for this. I feel that a unit at this price should come with a nice owner's manual and some real specific instructions, some tips, and even a training DVD perhaps.
    Date published: 2009-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh yeah, its great. Great product. Easy to use with stunning results.Anyone with some sort of operating ability can master this within a few hours but as with anything the more you use it the better the results. I was surprised by the superb build quality. It looks/feels and works like it is more expensive than it is. Glidecam are a very good company to deal with also. They have responded quickly to my contact and great back up on any warranty situation. X-10 arm is now on my shopping list. If you want stunning smooth shots using suitable cameras at a great price this is it. I have used it running at speed over rough terrain, riding on quad bikes at speed along beaches, running with Maori warriors thru NZ bush fighting english soldiers amid explosions, chasing skateboarders thru city streets with stunt cars trying to run us down ....... I doubt you will be dissappointed.
    Date published: 2008-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Call Me Sweathog This things makes you sweat. I've read many online reviews on the Smooth Shooter before purchase. Very few mention how hot the harness is! When I took it off the sweat stains looked like a bra. Padded nylon, velcro, plastic and steel do not make for a breathable vest. Suggest wearing a light air wisk shirt under this beast. I'm 5' 10 large frame and it fits me well. Tricky for me to maneuver through tight doorways. Works well with my Canon XHA1 on the HD4000 sled. It does take allot of practice to master. Good for walking pace. Difficult to get steady shot at a fast pace. Maybe with practice. Though many feel a double braced arm is the only way to get a good shot at running pace. Best entry level quality that I was able to find in such a device. Steadicam, maybe someday. Difficult to find a duffel/case to fit. Unless you have around $500 for a Pelican case.
    Date published: 2009-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System! I have been shooting the glidecam hd-2000 for a year and decided to bite the bullet and get the smooth shooter. I am glad I did The product is really well made and seems sturdy and that it will last. It was really easy to adjust as I had to remove one of the springs to achieve optimal balance. After I balanced my hd-2000 and got the weight right for the smooth was pretty easy to get this thing to do what it says it will do. Just like the sled...practice makes perfect...and your gonna feel it in your back for sure. Dont expect the smooth shooter to be the x-10...but for more basic tracking shots it does the job. Now I just gotta find some type of case or something to put it all in. Very Pleased!
    Date published: 2011-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results first time out Got this to use with our Glidecam 2000 in my high school TV production class. The students came back with smooth floating footage on their first try. I can't wait to see what they can do with some additional practice. Assembly was very easy and the vest fit all but the smallest of my students without any modifications. The parts are very well constructed and should hold up well even in a school environment. The manual could be better, there is no mention on how to add the additional weight plates that came with it. I found that they are used on top of the camera head plate to add extra weight when using light cameras such as the Lumix GH2 which is otherwise nearly impossible to balance. This information should be included in the manual.
    Date published: 2013-12-28
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